Chiropractors practise at major sporting events
Two major sporting events in London this summer involve Chiropractors providing support to elite athletes from around the world. A group of 11 Sports Chiropractors are working at the World Para Athletics Championships, from 14-23 July, and at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Athletics Championships from 4-13 August 2017. The championships, which are being held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, involve 3,300 athletes from more than 200 countries. Chiropractors are working alongside physiotherapists, osteopaths, sports massage therapists, sports doctors, pharmacists and radiologists to provide a fantastic service for the athletes’ needs. Meriel Davis, Sports Chiropractor and Member of the Royal College of Chiropractors’ Sport and Exercise Faculty, said “It’s an amazing opportunity to be involved at events such as these where members of different healthcare professions work together as a team to provide high quality, athlete-centred care”. These events mark the first time that the World Para Athletics Championships and the IAAF World Championships have been hosted by the same city in the same summer.